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Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-30


Pentax K-50 is a successor of pentax K-30, does it have enough improvements? Should you upgrade from K-30 to K-50 ? Find out your answers…
The cores Specification almost look same but we have three new things
1.New Sensor
2.Improved Image Processor
3.WiFi (Eye-Fi SD card compatibility)


The new processor just improve the low light performance of the camera, the top continuous shooting speed and shutter range remains same.

Price difference:
K-50 with 18-55mm Kit lens – $776.95 – Pentax K-50 available at $700+ at Amazon | B&H
Pentax K-30 with 18-55mm kit lens – $796.95

Verdict: For new users we recommend Pentax K-50 DSLR, for K-30 owners we recommend you to wait for Pentax K-60 / next K series camera.

PENTAX K-50 Leaked Image and Specification

Pentax K50 Front
PENTAX K-50 Image and Full Specification leaked by a french retailer, K-50 features 16 Mp APS-C sensor with in body image stabilization and ISO expandable upto 51,200, the K-50 will also have  newly developed kit lens (18-55mm WR DAL), tale a look at the major features below

PENTAX K-50 Major Specification

  • 16.28MP CMOS APS-C sensor
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • Full HD video
  • ISO up to 51,200
  • 6fps
  • Max shutter speed of 1/6000
  • 3″ LCD screen
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Lithium-ion or AA batteries power
  • Weather sealed body

please note that the K-50 DSLR is not a replacement of K-30 DSLR, so we see K-30 successor very soon.

Continue reading PENTAX K-50 Leaked Image and Specification

Pre-order Pentax K30

water prood pentax 30

Pre-order / Buy Your new Pentax K30 from Amazon and B&H, use the link below

Buy Pentax K30 from Amazon

Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR (Black, Body Only)

Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm Lens (Black)

Buy From B&H

Pentax K30 Digital Camera (Body Only) – $849

Pentax K30 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit – $899.95

Pentax K30 Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens Kit $1,049.95

Pentax K30 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens Kit – $1,199.95

Pentax K30 announced

Pentax K30Pentax finally announced its K30 Entry Level Digital SLR camera, the K30 features 16.3Mp APS-C CMOS Image Sensor, Built-in image stabilization, Continuous shooting speed of 6 frames per second, Full HD video recording and Rugged body design.

The Pentax K30 captures Full HD video with full time AF at three selectable frame rates (30, 25, or 24 frames per second.), features h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options.

Buy / Pre-order Pentax K30 at Amazon

Pentax K30 Back
The New Camera comes with a advance image processor PRIME M and SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine features an AF assist lamp, light source sensor and improved optical components, the K30 have 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system with a light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens for fast and accurate Auto Focusing.
Pentax K30 have a high resolution 3.0″ Wide-Angle Display and Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder, You also get focus peaking highlights in display unit to help you while you are composing your shot manually (without AF).

Major Specification

  • 16.3Mp APS-C CMOS Image Sensor
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Full 1080p30 HD Video h.264 Compression
  • PRIME M Processing Optimized for Video
  • Advanced SAFOX IXi+ Autofocus
  • Large Wide Angle Viewable 3.0″ LCD
  • 77 Segment Metering System
  • Continuous 6 FPS Shooting
  • Programmable Front and Rear E-Dials
  • Uses Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA batteries

pentax K30  side

The new PENTAX K-30 will available at stores from July 2012 with a suggested retail price of $849.95 for body only, and $899.95 for the kit including the DA L 18-55mm zoom lens.

Continue reading Pentax K30 announced

Pentax K30 Kit UK Price Leaked - 699 Pounds

Pentax K30 announcedSee more details here

Amazon UK leaked the announcement date and price of Pentax K30, the Pentax K30 will cost you approx 699 pounds (body with kit lens) and will start shipping on June 25, 2012 in the UK

Pentax K30 was seems to have prematurely listed  on the Amazon UK website for few hours, but the listing is now removed.

As you can see the price of Pentax K30 with kit lens is 699 pounds  and Pentax K-01 available in UK at 679 pounds, which is only  20 pound less compared to K-30.

The price of Pentax K30 in US will be approx $949 and the price in the rest of Europe will be approx 799 Euros  for kit lens and 699 Euros for the body only.

See more about Pentax K30

via – pentaxforums

Pentax K30 - Image and Specification Leaked

Pentax K30 announcedSee more details here

Pentax K30Pentax K30 is coming next week to replace the entry level DSLR Pentax K-r, image and specification leaked by a member of pentax forum, the camera will feature 16 Megapixel sensor of the K-5, Weather sealed body with two e-dials and redesigned shape & buttons, the rumored price of Pentax K30 DSLR is $900 in the US ($700-800 body-only).

Pentax K30 Specification

  • 16 Megapixel sensor
  • Full HD video recording
  • Weather sealed body
  • 11-point AF
  • 4FPS continuous shooting speed
  • ISO range: 100-25,600
  • Runs on AA or rechargeable batteries
  • 3-inch LCD
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • 3 available colors
the leaked image of Pentax K30 camera has appeared in a French catalogue that has not yet been published.
news and image src – pentaxforums